As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland … – The Birmingham News – al.com

As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland …The Birmingham News – al.comThe first games of Major League Baseball’s spring training are scheduled for Tuesday, but former … Read More

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appeal – San Jose Mercury News

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appealSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — A federal appeals court Thursday granted San Jose’s request for speedy consideration of its claim that … Read More

Tampa Bay Rays sign Australian relief pitcher Grant Balfour on two-year deal – Herald Sun

Herald SunAUSTRALIAN relief pitcher Grant Balfour has agreed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Major League Baseball club announced on Thursday. The contract reportedly will bring the … Read More

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ Features All-New Cast Members, Splits Contestants Into … – AceShowbiz

AceShowbizThe President of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team, a former NBA star and an ex-NFL cheerleader are among the 18 brand-new castaways to compete in the 28th season … Read More

Notebook: History points to Masahiro Tanaka risk – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldThat is the question when evaluating Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who’s expected to sign a Major League Baseball contract for more than $100 million sometime this week, and has … Read More

MLB approves expanded replay, starts this season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, … Read More

Major League Baseball Adopts Expanded Replay Review – New York Times

New York TimesManagers will not be able to challenge the so-called neighborhood play at second base. Bill Kostroun/Associated Press. PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Major League Baseball will greatly expand replay … Read More

Nightengale: MLB’s PR offensive faces backlash – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball, carrying paper bags full of cold, hard cash and hanging out with the low-lifes in Miami, finally get their man. Alex Rodriguez is banned for the … Read More

If Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs, they didn’t obviously … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDuring his appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case to suspend Alex Rodriguez — detailed the performance-enhancing … Read More

Alex Rodriguez will seek injunction to halt suspension Monday – Fox News

Fox NewsThe attorney for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will file an injunction in federal court Monday morning in an attempt to stop a season-long suspension from Major League … Read More

MLB Witness Outlines A-Rod’s PED Program on 60 Min – ABC News

ABC NewsMajor League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch, … Read More

60 Minutes’ A-Rod piece incites MLB, union fight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball and the players association, which previously had maintained a tone of respect and cooperation through the messy Alex Rodriguez ordeal, appear ready to get down into … Read More

All you need to know about Alex Rodriguez’s suspension – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe basics on Alex Rodriguez’s record-breaking 162-game suspension for his ties to performance-enhancing drug use: The penalty: Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz upheld 162 games of a 211-game suspension handed down … Read More

Alex Rodriguez suspended for 2014 season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNew York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 season, as an independent arbitrator upheld the majority of a 211-game suspension Major League Baseball assessed … Read More